Suspicious Overnight Fire

Anderson County (WVLT) - Fire damaged a house in Anderson County overnight and officials say it may have been arson.

Fire crews went to the home on Cove Lane in the Marlow Community just before midnight to find the two-story house engulfed in flames.

Firefighters called in for help from other departments when a natural gas line broke and sparked another blaze.

No one was in the home at the time and no one was hurt.

Dwight Chase with the Marlow Volunteer Fire Department says the incident is suspicious because the house had no power and there have been a number of recent fires in the same area.

"We've had a string of fires here within the last year, probably four or five structure fires, some car fires. I think there's just some bad blood in the area," said Chase.

The owner of the house that burned overnight has requested fire investigators look into the fire.

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